REACH!, poetry written by Sheri M. Stewart at



written by: Sheri M. Stewart


Depression doesn’t care
if you are young or old,
a man or a woman,
gay or straight or anything in between.

It wants to separate you,
corner you, box you in,
then tear you apart
in isolated silence.

Feeding on your light
it hides your truth
closing it off
until even you forget it is there.

Depression is full of lies!
Find your spark!
Fight back!
Reach out!

When it tells you…
snuff out your flame…
you are alone and worthless –
It perceives, I am here beside you.

It doesn’t want you to try
because it knows
another is sitting
needing to take your hand.

And beside me another,
around the globe in silence
we have battled, in desolate darkness,
hidden, secluded and in pain.

Don’t give up!
Break the lie!
You aren’t alone.
Reach out and find another’s hand.

Separated we are devoured, but
coming together,
if you shine your light on me
I will shine mine on you.

Just please REACH!

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